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Find the Slope of the line through points: (-3,-4) and (16, 8)

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  1. yazthespaz
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    There is a special formula for this, do you know what it is?

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  2. Hesher
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    Wouldn't the steps be to do: Y2 - Y1 Over X2 - X1

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  3. yazthespaz
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    Yes great!

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  4. Hesher
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    That part I do know, but it's the part that comes after I'm not so sure of

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  5. yazthespaz
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    So now you can just pick which ever points you wan as Y2 X2 and so on

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  6. Hesher
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    Is the answer always supposed to be a fraction?

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  7. yazthespaz
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    technically not

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  8. yazthespaz
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    for example if you get 10/5 the slope might end up being 5 which would technically be 5/1 in rise over run form. Making 5 rise and 1 run

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  9. yazthespaz
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    I'm sorry the slope will end up being 2*

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  10. Hesher
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    oh, I forgot I was supposed to simplify

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  11. yazthespaz
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    always, but when you graph the fraction even if you get slope 4 for example you would still move 1 to the right. Did i answer your questions?

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  12. Hesher
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    Yes you did. Thank you!

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  13. yazthespaz
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    No problem!

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  14. Hesher
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    Just one last thought, but it is common for the rise to be negative sometimes right?

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  15. yazthespaz
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    yes, but when your simplifying the slope form, if the rise is negative the whole slope is negative just like when the run is negative the whole slope is negative

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  16. Hesher
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    I see

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  17. yazthespaz
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    basically the rise cannot be negative and the run is positive, if one is negative they are both negative

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  18. yazthespaz
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    or vise versa

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  19. Hesher
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    Ahh, I see it now. Thank you

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  20. yazthespaz
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    No problem

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